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Tuesday 24 October 2023

Review: Monster Island

There’s a mysterious island off the coast of Australia. No one knows it's there and no one knows how to find it. 

The only people who go there are researchers and scientists working for MeierCorp, because the island is full of… monsters.

Well, not exactly monsters, but certainly monstrous beasts. And also interesting beasts and absolutely whacky beasts that defy all logic — like giant toads, dinosaurs with apposable thumbs and a whole lot of strange fungus.

It’s probably a place you want to avoid, but when Bernie’s mum gets a new job with MeierCorp, it’s exactly where Bernie ends up after following her to the top-secret location.

There he meets Ivy Meier, daughter of Hugo Meier (the owner of MeierCorp), and eventually Mr Meier himself. Meier isn’t exactly happy about Bernie being on his secret island, and he plans to send him home.

But everything changes when Bernie and Ivy discover suspicious drones spying on the island’s creatures. Something fishy is happening on Monster Island, and Bernie and Ivy are determined to find answers.

Supernatural story fans are going to love this JF novel. It bends reality in the best ways possible and takes readers on an action-packed adventure from start to finish.

Title: Monster Island
Author: George Ivanoff
Publisher: Puffin, $19.99
Publication Date: 30 May 2023
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781761047244
For ages: 8 - 12
Type: Junior Fiction